The two keynote speakers will be intertwining their comments, presenting together in the two time slots (Friday night and Saturday morning).
The Reverend Rosemary Bray McNatt is the new president at Starr King School for the Ministry in Berkeley, California. She is a UU World contributing editor and until June 2014, was senior minister of the Fourth Universalist Society in New York City. A skilled writer and editor, she's a former editor for the New York Times Book Review, and the author of three books, including a memoir, Unafraid of the Dark (Turtleback, 1999). Read some of her essays.
The Reverend Dr. Marlin Lavanhar is Senior Minister at All Souls Unitarian Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma. A lifelong UU, he began his religious life at the North Shore Unitarian Church in Deerfield, Illinois. In 2008, All Souls became the largest UU congregation in the United States, with over 1800 adult members. All Souls offers three worship services on Sunday mornings - a humanist service, a traditional service, and a contemporary service - plus services on some Friday evenings. Read about them. Read one of Marlin's essays.
“UU and Art” is the theme of children’s programming for the Regional Assembly. Children ages 3-12 will engage in a variety of art activities which reflect UU values.
Two childcare providers will be on site at the conference hotel to make sure children have an engaging and fun experience. Children will join their parents for lunch, as part of the conference dining experience. Be sure to fill out the permission forms below!
- The Child registration fee of $100 includes all four conference meals plus the child care.
- The deadline for Child registration is March 16.
- Childcare is from 8:45 am – 5:00 pm on Saturday, April 18.
Regional Assembly workshop tracks will include: Stewardship, Multicultural/Inclusion, Social Justice, Deepening UU, Worship, and New Era. We'll have two sessions for workshops on Saturday afternoon. Mark your calendar now and plan to attend!
Regional Assembly will be held at the Marriott Hotel in Naperville, Illinois (near Chicago).
1801 North Naper Boulevard
Naperville, IL 60563
Guest rooms are available at a special group rate of $89 per night. This rate is good till April 1.
To reserve a room online with the discounted rate: BOOK YOUR ROOM NOW.
To reserve a room by phone: Call 1-800-514-4684 and use code UUA for the group rate.